The first student-faculty basketball game, the Provost's "Stanley" Cup (named after Provost Stanley Chodorow), offered 16 students a chance that every college kid wants--to go up against the faculty and show them who's boss. And that is exactly what they were doing in the first half of the game. College senior Jugdeep Bal left his teammates and his competitors frozen in awe as he snagged a rebound (top).
And it seemed that the game would continue to go the students' way. They had a sound seven point lead at half-time and did not relinquish the lead until the last minute of the game, when Assistant Director of Programs for Upperclass Students in Residence Rodney Robinson tied the score at 30. With the score tied and the game in overtime, it was the general manager and coach, Associate Vice Provost Larry Moneta, who put the faculty on top once and for all. As he raised the trophy above his head, with a little help from Chodorow (in referee's stripes), he showed the students that the faculty were still the ones in charge.
Originally published on March 4, 1997